Management team

Our management team has more than 150 years combined experience in the extrusion industry and each member brings a wealth of individual skills and knowledge to the table:

Richard Slack
Managing Director

A graduate in Business Studies, with over 20 years in Management, Sales and Marketing in technical textile equipment/process industry. Accomplished in all forms of business decision making.

Jonathan Archibald
Technical Director

A qualified textile engineer with over 40 years practical experience of fibre and filament extrusion and related downstream processes.

Jonathan Slack

An experienced engineer with a background of over 30 years in Sales and Process-Know-How in the field of textile extrusion technology.

Jeff Cross
Engineering Manager

More than 25 years in Design and Management in manufacturing industry. Experienced engineer with a wide range of technical and management skills.

Alan Steward
Electrical-Process Engineer

Qualified electrical engineer, experienced designer of process control systems, implementation of latest control technology and a practical knowledge of fibre extrusion.

Mark Smith
Research and Development Manager

Graduate in Chemical Engineering, a professional and competent Research Manager and Team Leader with over 25 years’ experience of commercial research of new technologies and products for a major medical device company.



This wealth of experience is perfectly complimented by our policy of bringing new blood into the organisation to guarantee long term success and progress.

We currently have four outstanding graduates working in the Research & Development Department. Our commitment to developing young people is further demonstrated by the same number of apprentices training and gaining qualifications in mechanical and electronic engineering via our apprentice scheme.

But enough about us! Essentially, FET is a customer-driven company. In the same way that our products and services are tailored to the client’s needs, our direction now and in the future will evolve very much in line with your requirements. If you have any queries or think we may be able to solve your fibre technology requirements, please contact us.